Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Take a Seat

This post is dedicated to my client, Ann, who shared a humorous story with me about a friend asking if Ann sat down to get dressed.

At age 25 I would have laughed at this suggestion. At 50, I say, "Who doesn't sit down to get dressed? How many times do you have to fall on your face in the morning just putting on your pants?"

I know, a tad personal, but what other designer would admit this to you? Right, that's why you have me.

So yesterday, I very cleverly moved a beautiful antique chair into my walk-in closet. Why had this simple solution never occurred to me before? I had the chair in my bedroom where it appeared lost in the vastness and prior to that in the bathroom where it was always in the way. Finally, in my not-too-large closet it was like Goldilocks's porridge, just right.

While sitting on my chair, I can now reach my sock drawer, my shoes lined up on the floor, and my trousers hanging from the rod. Life just works out beautifully sometimes, doesn't it?

Have a look at some nifty chairs to add beauty and convenience to your life...

A nice, straight back Regency chair to get you started...

Here's a chair similar to mine...


Very sweet and will fit in a tight space...

Here's one with an Asian influence
(you can find this type at the Oyster House Antiques store
in Charlottesville on the downtown mall)...


A little farmhouse chair...

A seat with some curve to it...

Another perfectly good small scale chair...

You get the idea. We're not talking big, expensive upholstered chairs. Just a simple place to perch while attending to one's daily needs. You can pick up any of these chairs at an antique mall or used furniture store. If the slip-seat needs a fresh fabric, it's an inexpensive fix you can do yourself.

Let me know what you think! Until next time...
Sheilah

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